Dedication drawn from GOG before going live

Today, the developers of the horror game Devotion have announced that they will resume sales via GOG on Friday. Because there was a joke in the game at the expense of the Xi Jinping Jintao of China, it was not able to purchase from the beginning of 2019. A few hours later, GOG released their own unique statement that overturned their decision to release it.

In February 2019, Taiwanese studio Red Candle Games released Devotion, an apparently very good horror game. Immediately after that, a small reference materials, posters were affixed to the wall in the game, Xi Jinping China president and cartoon characters, thanks mention of Winnie the Pooh, Devotion has been pulled away from Steam. This comparison is a painful place for the Chinese government, which censored Winnie the Pooh’s mention in 2017.

Chinese players reviewed and bombed the game on Steam, the studio apologized, and Devotion was removed from Steam not only in China but around the world. Indievent, the publisher of Devotion, has been revoked by the Chinese government on this issue.

today, Red candle announcement That dedication will finally be back for sale on GOG. They said it would be available for $ 17/14 euros on Friday, December 18th. Only a few hours later, GOG Made an original announcement In fact, they have changed their minds about it.

From my point of view, people really like Devotion and want to be able to use it again. It’s strange that GOG says “gamers” don’t want it, but it doesn’t seem to be the case. This is a transition from our brother GOG to CD Projekt Red, the developer of Cyberpunk 2077. Despite the anti-emotional attempts at cyberpunk and its impact on punk aesthetics, CD Projekt is, after all, another giant that is likely to be acting to protect its bottom line.

Given that it’s a great game for many accounts, to say the least, it’s a real shame that dedication seems to be stuck in controversy. The RPS Devotion review praises the game for its unset horror story with nuances deeply rooted in genuine East Asian culture. “There is already a shortage of horror games set in East Asian folklore, and it’s even rarer to get this much attention among Western and international players,” says Khee Hoon Chan. “In time, dedication will be remembered for distinction within the genre, not for association with misguided memes.”

Unfortunately, it seems that the time has not come yet.

I contacted GOG to find out how they decided to put Devotion on the store and discussed this very easily. I will update it if there is a reply.

Now, the Netflix series has been added to Red Candle’s previous game Detention. They are also working on a new game that hasn’t been announced yet.

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GOG back down from re-releasing Devotion

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